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July 18, 2013

2013-14 MEN'S TENNIS PREVIEW

Lawrence Palmer posted a 16-11 record as the Vikings #1 singles player and went 18-14 in doubles play, including 17-10 as the #1 doubles team paired with Andy Wall. Palmer was awarded the John R. Olson Most Valuable Player Award and earned first team All-CCIW honors.

GENERAL INFORMATION

NAME: Augustana College

CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201

FOUNDED: 1860

NICKNAME: Vikings

SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold

HOME COURTS: Lower Campus Courts

ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: NCAA Division

III RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

CONFERENCE: College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW)

PRESIDENT: Steven Bahls

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mike Zapolski

ATHLETIC FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE: Dr. John Delaney, Professor of Accounting

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: (309) 794-7521  

TENNIS HISTORY

FIRST YEAR OF COMPETITION: 1940 - overall won-loss-tie dual meet record: 594-387-1 (.605)

COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN CHAMPIONS: 1947 - 1948 - 1955 - 1956 - 1958 - 1960 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1974 - 1975 - 1977 - 1978 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985  

SPORTS INFORMATION

SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Dave Wrath

SID OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7265

SID FAX: (309) 794-7525

CELL PHONE: (309) 737-5306

E-MAIL ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu

AUGUSTANA INTERNET ADDRESS: www.athletics.augustana.edu

SID MAILING ADDRESS: Dave Wrath, Sports Information Director, Carver PE Center, 639 38th Street, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 61201  

COACHING STAFF

HEAD COACH: Jon Miedema (3rd year, Calvin - 2005)

MIEDEMA'S DUAL MEET RECORD: Miedema is in his third season as men's head coach at Augustana... He led the Vikings to a 35-22 overall record in his first two years... He is also the head women's coach at Augustana. OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-8986

ASSISTANT COACH: Scott Stegemann  

TEAM INFORMATION

2012-13 HIGHLIGHTS: Finished with a 19-11 dual meet record ...Finished fourth in the CCIW tournament... Defeated North Central 5-0 in the first round, lost to Wheaton 5-4 in the semifinals and to Carthage 5-4 in the third-place match.  

2011-12 LETTERWINNERS LOST/RETURNING: Two/Six.  

2012-13 STARTERS LOST: (2)   Jack Cullen (Edgewood HS, Madison, Wis.)... 2nd in the CCIW at #3 singles... Went 9-7 in singles play... 18-11 doubles record (mostly with Colin Arnold at #2 and Kevin Bayles at #3)... 4th in school history with 59 career singles wins... Tied for 3rd with 67 doubles wins... Teamed with Colin Arnold for the 3rd-most doubles wins (42) in school history and 5th-best career winning percentage (.737)... 4th in total career wins (126) at Augustana.   William Palmer (Schiller International School, Leicester,  England)... CCIW #5 singles champion...12-12 singles mark, primarily at #3... 15-14 doubles record (mostly with Harald Olsson at #2 and Kevin Bayles at #3).        

2012-13 STARTERS RETURNING: (6)   Colin Arnold (Sterling HS, Sterling, Ill.), Senior... 2nd in the CCIW at #2 singles... 2nd in the CCIW (with Andy Wall) at #1 doubles... Posted a 14-6 record in singles... 20-7 doubles record... Teamed with Jack Cullen for the 3rd-most doubles wins (42) in school history and 5th-best career winning percentage (.737)... Tied for 9th at Augustana in career singles winning percentage (.708)... 8th in career doubles wins (61)... 7th in total career wins (112).   Kevin Bayles (Homewood-Flossmoor HS, Flossmoor, Ill.), Senior... Vikings' Hardest Worker Award... 2nd-most singles wins (22) in a season in school history... CCIW #2 doubles champion (with Harald Olsson)... Went 22-12 in singles play and 25-7 in doubles.    Harald Olsson (Lidingo, Sweden), Sophomore... CCIW #2 doubles champion (with Kevin Bayles)... 2nd in the CCIW at #4 singles... 9-20 singles mark, mostly at #2... 15-8 doubles record, primarily at #2.   Lawrence Palmer (Schiller International School, El Prat de Llobregat, Spain), Junior... 1st team All-CCIW... Augustana's John R. Olson Most Valuable Player... Two-time CCIW Player of the Week... Went 16-11 as Vikings' #1 singles player... 18-14 doubles record, including 17-10 with Andy Wall at #1.   Andy Wall (Notre Dame Academy, De Pere, Wis.), Senior... 2nd in the CCIW (with Colin Arnold) at #1 doubles... Posted a 16-15 singles record, mostly at #4... 22-14 doubles record, including 17-10 with Lawrence Palmer at #1... Tied for 12th in school history with 101 combined singles and doubles wins.   Grant Wick (Windsor HS, Fort Collins, Colo.), Senior... Posted a 15-8 singles record playing at numbers 3 through 6... 3-5 doubles mark.   

2012-13 AUGUSTANA SUPERLATIVES
CCIW Finish: 4th place at conference tournament 
CCIW All-Conference: Lawrence Palmer (1st team)
Single Season Singles Wins: 22, Kevin Bayles (2nd) Single Season Win Percentage: .917 (11-1), Patrick Lenz (3rd) Career Singles Wins: 59, Jack Cullen (4th) Career Singles Win Percentage: .708 (51-21), Colin Arnold (T-9th) Single Season Doubles Wins (Team): 17, Lawrence Palmer/Andy Wall (T-8th) Single Season Doubles Win Pct. (Team): .833 (10-2), Kevin Bayles/Will Palmer (9th) Career Doubles Wins (Team): 42, Colin Arnold/Jack Cullen (3rd)
Career Doubles Wins (Individual): 67, Jack Cullen (T-3rd); 61, Collin Arnold (8th) Career Doubles Winning Percentage (Team): .737 (42-15), Colin Arnold/Jack Cullen (5th)
100 Win Club: 126, Jack Cullen (4th); 112, Collin Arnold (7th); 101, Andy Wall (T-12th)
CCIW "Player of the Week": Lawrence Palmer (03/13/12, 04/17/13); Andy Wall (02/06/13)

John R. Olson "Most Valuable Player":  Lawrence Palmer
Hardest Worker:  Kevin Bayles

CCIW Individual Flight Champions: Will Palmer (No. 5 singles); John Alexander (No. 6 singles); Kevin Bayles/Harald Olsson (No. 2 doubles); Austin Schoeck/Patrick Lenz (No. 3 doubles)